75% of teachers 'often stressed by workload'

TES | January 07, 2019

More than 75 per cent of Scottish teachers frequently feel stressed because of their workload, a survey shows.In the EIS teaching union's survey, 60 per cent of teachers said that during the course of a typical week their workload left them feeling stressed regularly, while a further 16.5 per cent said they were stressed "all the time".A total of 12,000 teachers were questioned as part of the EIS' Value Education, Value Teachers campaign for improved pay, which the union said had unearthed some "shocking" results.The poll also found that 70 per cent of respondents would not recommend teaching as a career – compared with 60 per cent in a similar survey by the union last June.The survey follows a freedom of information request that laid bare the consequences of the teacher shortage for some schools. It showed that one secondary post, for a technical education teacher at Ellon Academy in Aberdeenshire, had been advertised 14 times, with only four applications received throughout the process.

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From within formal classrooms to educational games after school, technology is widely used in teaching and learning around the world. When used appropriately, technology has the power to support teachers and engage students, providing tools to create and evaluate tasks previously considered out of reach. At the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, we are studying innovations that can rapidly improve education progress, including innovations that use education technology.

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From within formal classrooms to educational games after school, technology is widely used in teaching and learning around the world. When used appropriately, technology has the power to support teachers and engage students, providing tools to create and evaluate tasks previously considered out of reach. At the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution, we are studying innovations that can rapidly improve education progress, including innovations that use education technology.

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